Schwarzsee (Zermatt)

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Schwarzsee
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Location Zermatt, Valais
Coordinates 45°59′28″N 7°42′25″E / 45.99111°N 7.70694°E / 45.99111; 7.70694Coordinates: 45°59′28″N 7°42′25″E / 45.99111°N 7.70694°E / 45.99111; 7.70694
Basin countries Switzerland
Surface area 0.5 ha
Surface elevation 2552 m

Schwarzsee (literally "Black Lake") is a lake at Zermatt in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. It is located below Matterhorn at an elevation of 2,552 m.

Matterhorn from Schwarzee Paradise

Its surface area is 0.5 ha. A chapel dedicated to Mary of the Snows borders the lake (Kapelle "Maria zum Schnee").

Gornergrat from Schwarzee Paradise

The lake lends its name to the mountain ridge (2,583 m) above (45°59′29″N 7°42′35″E / 45.99139°N 7.70972°E / 45.99139; 7.70972 (Schwarzsee)). It can be reached by cable car from Zermatt.

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